WABE Convention Status as of March 16, 2020

Proceeding As Planned  

October 4th to 6th at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

The health and safety of our speakers, exhibitors, visitors, and committee members is our number one priority.

WABE is closely following the latest guidance from the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada and the Alberta Ministry of Health as it relates to travel to and participation in WABE.

We are monitoring long term projections and will follow up as the situation evolves.

Events continue to evolve rapidly, prompting new restrictions.

Alberta is asking organizers to cancel any events that have more than 50 attendees. This includes large sporting events, conferences and community events.

  • Student attendance at K to 12 schools is prohibited and in-person post-secondary classes are cancelled.
  • All licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs are closed indefinitely.

Effective March 16, all Canadians who are currently outside the country should self-isolate on their return for 14 days, independent of the country they were visiting.  All Canadians abroad who are not exhibiting symptoms are advised to return to Canada immediately and all others including foreign nationals will not be admitted to Canada.

WABE has postponed all organizational meetings for the time being.  Monitor our social media and our web site for further updates.  The executive at this point remains committed to a fall convention.

We encourage everyone to follow the WHO’s recommended preventative measures, including washing your hands with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and staying home if you feel ill.

We are monitoring the situation very closely and are following local and national travel and health guidelines.

If you have any questions, certainly reach out at info@wabe.ca